[MARMAM] Paper on Doppler effect in Cetaceans

Daniel Patón Domínguez d.paton.d at gmail.com
Thu Mar 20 02:46:12 PDT 2014

Dear list:

Many months ago I asked on information about sonometry in cetaceans for a research with my students of Environmental Sciences. The idea was to explore the amazing world of cetaceans communication inside the practical classes on Bioacoustic. Traditionally we work in applications of numerical methods in Ecology. This area was new for us but very exciting. Immediately we thought that could be a new idea to develop a comparative analysis of species. Inside the process of understanding cetacean communication the idea of exploring the possible Doppler effect was interesting. My students and me want to give thanks to the people of this list and institutions that give data for developing this activity such as:

- NOAA and the web DOSITS (http://www.dosits.org/audio/marinemammals)

- Macauly Library of Cornell University (http://macaulaylibrary.org/)

- Acoustic laboratory of Oregon and the web Mobysound (http://www.mobysound.org)

- Scripps institution and the web Voices in the Sea (http://cetus.ucsd.edu/voicesinthesea.org)

Many people had contributed too like Mariana Melcon from Scripps Whale Acoustic Lab, Lorenzo Rojas Bracho from the National Institute of Ecology in Mexico, Jerome Sueur from the Museum of Natural History of Paris and Angelo Farina of Parma University. These excellent researches give useful comments and the paper had been published in the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2014.02.016). My students are completely crazy by this history that appear in a coffee session of brain-storming of a small group of MENSA of my University.

We live to 300 km away from the sea but we are opened to any collaboration that need our knowledge on data analysis. Probably a good idea could be increase the list of species or explore the changes in Doppler shift of one specie in different behavioral activities. The list of species finally studied is:

	   Balaena mysticetus 
           Eubalaena australis 
           Eubalaena glacialis 
           Eubalaena japonica 
           Balaenoptera acutorostrata 
           Balaenoptera borealis 
           Balaenoptera edeni 
           Balaenoptera musculus 
           Balaenoptera physalus 
           Megaptera novaeangliae 

           Cephalorhynchus commersonii 
           Cephalorhynchus eutropia 
           Cephalorhynchus heavisidii 
           Cephalorhynchus hectori 
           Delphinus capensis 
           Delphinus delphis 
           Feresa attenuata 
           Globicephala macrorhynchus 
           Globicephala melas 
           Grampus griseus 
           Lagenodelphis hosei 
           Lagenorhynchus acutus 
           Lagenorhynchus albirostris 
           Lagenorhynchus obliquidens 
           Lagenorhynchus obscurus 
           Lissodelphis borealis 
           Orcaella brevirostris 
           Orcaella heinsohni 
           Orcinus orca 
           Pepenocephala electra 
           Pseudorca crassidens 
           Sotalia fluviatilis 
           Sousa chinensis 
           Stenella attenuata 
           Stenella clymene 
           Stenella coeruleoalba 
           Stenella frontalis 
           Stenella longirostris 
           Steno bredanensis 
           Tursiops aduncus 
           Tursiops australis 
           Tursiops truncatus 

             Eschrichtius robustus 

	     Kogia breviceps 
             Kogia sima 

             Lipotes vexillifer 

             Delphinapterus leucas 
             Monodon monoceros 

             Caperea marginata 

             Neophocaena phocaenoides 
             Phocoena phocoena 
             Phocoena sinus 
             Phocoenoides dalli 

             Physeter macrocephalus 

             Inia geoffrensis 
             Platanista gangetica 
             Pontoporia blainvillei

             Berardius bairdii 
             Berardius arnuxii 
             Hyperoodon ampulatus 
             Indopacetus pacificus 
             Mesoplodon bidens 
             Mesoplodon carlhubbsi 
             Mesoplodon densirostris 
             Mesoplodon europaeus 
             Mesoplodon ginkgodens 
             Mesoplodon hectori 
             Mesoplodon stejnegeri 
             Ziphius cavirostris 

I hope give thanks personally to the specialists in the next Congress of the European Cetacean Society and I hope to continue learning on this amazing world of cetacean communication.

Many regards to everybody,
 Daniel Patón Domínguez
 Numerical Ecology. Ecology Unit
 Department of Plant Biology, Ecology and Earth Sciences
 Faculty of Sciences. University of Extremadura
 Avda. Elvas s/n 06071 Badajoz (Spain)

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